Butler instead signed with the Heat, and the decision has paid off as they won the Eastern Conference title this season.
Ironically, the Heat and the Lakers will face each other in this year’s NBA Finals.
They have created one of the best duos in recent NBA history, and one can only wonder how much more dominant Los Angeles would have been if it had added Butler as well.
The core group has helped the Heat go 12-3 this postseason. They knocked off the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference.
Should Miami go on to win a championship, it is safe to say that Butler will continue to believe that he made the right decision.